What does bastard mean?

Definitions for bastard
ˈbæs tərdbas·tard

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bastard.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, shit, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, whoreson, son of a bitch, SOB(noun)

    insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

  2. bastard, by-blow, love child, illegitimate child, illegitimate, whoreson(noun)

    the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

  3. bastard, mongrel(adj)

    derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin

    "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"

  4. bogus, fake, phony, phoney, bastard(adj)

    fraudulent; having a misleading appearance


  1. bastard(Noun)

    A person who was born out of wedlock, and hence often considered an illegitimate descendant.

  2. bastard(Noun)

    A mongrel. A biological cross between different breeds, groups or varieties.

  3. bastard(Noun)

    A contemptible, inconsiderate, overly or arrogantly rude or spiteful person. See asshole, sod.

    Some bastard stole my car while I was helping an injured person.

  4. bastard(Noun)

    A man, a fellow, a male friend.

  5. bastard(Noun)

    A child that does not know his or her father.

  6. bastard(Noun)

    Something extremely difficult or unpleasant to deal with.

    Life can be a real bastard.

  7. bastard(Noun)

    A variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin, fake or counterfeit.

    The architecture was a kind of bastard, suggesting Gothic but not being true Gothic.

  8. bastard(Noun)

    An intermediate-grade steel file; also : bastard file.

  9. bastard(Noun)

    A long, straight, narrow sword, with an undecorated hilt; a longsword.

  10. bastard(Noun)

    A sweet wine.

  11. bastard(Adjective)

    of or like a bastard (illegitimate human descendant)

  12. bastard(Adjective)

    of or like a bastard (bad person)

  13. bastard(Adjective)

    of or like a mongrel, bastardized creature/cross

  14. bastard(Adjective)

    of abnormal, irregular or otherwise inferior qualities (size, shape etc.)

  15. bastard(Adjective)

    spurious, lacking genuinity of authenticity: counterfeit, fake

  16. bastard(Interjection)

    Exclamation of strong dismay or strong sense of being upset.

  17. Origin: From bastard, bastarde, from Late bastard, from bastard, from Old Low * (compare Middle Dutch bast) and derogatory suffix -ard, from banstuz (compare West Frisian boask, boaste), from bʰendʰ-; or equivalent to . Cognate with bastert, bastaard, Bastard, bastarður. Probably originally referred to a child from a polygynous marriage of Germanic custom but not sanctioned by the Church.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bastard(noun)

    a "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union

  2. Bastard(noun)

    an inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that / already had several boilings

  3. Bastard(noun)

    a large size of mold, in which sugar is drained

  4. Bastard(noun)

    a sweet Spanish wine like muscadel in flavor

  5. Bastard(noun)

    a writing paper of a particular size. See Paper

  6. Bastard(adj)

    begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note

  7. Bastard(noun)

    lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so

  8. Bastard(noun)

    of an unusual make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin

  9. Bastard(noun)

    abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book

  10. Bastard(verb)

    to bastardize

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bastard

    bas′tard, n. a child born of parents not married.—adj. born out of wedlock: not genuine: resembling, but not identical with, the species bearing the name: of abnormal shape or size: false.—n. Bas′tard-bar, a popular but inaccurate name for the baton-sinister in heraldry.—v.t. Bas′tardise, to prove to be a bastard.—adv. Bas′tardly (obs.).—ns. Bas′tard-wing, three, four, or five feathers springing from the side of the wing of a bird near the point, attached to a bony process which is the homologue of the thumb in some mammalia; Bas′tardy, Bas′tardism, the state of being a bastard.—Bastard title, an abbreviated title of a book on an otherwise blank page preceding the full title-page; Bastard types, types cast with an extra deep bevel to obviate the use of leads, as Longprimer face on Pica body. [Fr. bâtard; O. Fr. fils de bast, son of the pack-saddle, bast (bât) being a coarse saddle for beasts of burden.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. bastard

    Any man who doubts his own immaculate conception.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bastard

    A term applied to all pieces of ordnance which are of unusual or irregular proportions: the government bastard-cannon had a 7-inch bore, and sent a 40-lb. shot. Also, a fair-weather square sail in some Mediterranean craft, and occasionally used for an awning.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. bastard

    (Fr.). An ancient piece of ordnance of about 8 pounds calibre, 91⁄2 feet long, and weighing 1950 pounds. It was invented by Jean Maurique de Lard, master-general of ordnance under Charles V. of France in 1535. He also had several bastards cast of a larger calibre. This term was also applied to guns of an unusual make or proportion, whether longer or shorter.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bastard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2915

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bastard' in Nouns Frequency: #1899

Anagrams for bastard »

  1. batards, tabards

  2. Batards

  3. Tabards

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bastard in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bastard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bastard in a Sentence

  1. Keith Richards:

    Mick’s a randy old bastard.

  2. Anonymous:

    Is my friend in the bunker or is the bastard on the green

  3. Nicolas Martin, Article c. 1995:

    Genealogy is based on the obviously silly idea that there is no such thing as a bastard.

  4. George Smith Patton, Jr.:

    The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

  5. Steady Eddy:

    He who lives by the sword, will eventually be wiped out by some bastard with a sawn off shotgun

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  • نذلArabic
  • извънбрачен, копеле, незаконнороден, мелез, копелдашки, фалшив, подправенBulgarian
  • bastard, bord, fill de putaCatalan, Valencian
  • levobočekCzech
  • uægte barn, røvhul, bastardDanish
  • Bastard, Mistkerl, Bankert, ArschGerman
  • εξώγαμο, μπάσταρδος, μπασταρδεμένος, μιξογενής, παλιόφιλος, νόθο, μπάσταρδο, νόθοςGreek
  • hijo de puta, bastardo, desgraciadoSpanish
  • jobu, feik, sohilaps, ristsugutis, värdjas, tõbras, raibeEstonian
  • [[keski-, roisto, lehtolapsi, ristisiitos, [[avioton]] [[lapsi]], kiusankappale, paskiainen, äpärä, sekasikiö, jäljitelmä, kusipää, jätkä, mulkkuFinnish
  • bâtard, salaud, salopard, fils de pute, enculéFrench
  • fattyúHungarian
  • bastar, bajingan, bangsat, anak haram, berengsekIndonesian
  • bastardo, brutta bestia, figlio di puttanaItalian
  • 私生子Japanese
  • bajinganJavanese
  • копиле, лангач, битанга, мелез, кучкин син, шкартMacedonian
  • nep, rotzak, kreng, vervalsing, klootzak, buitenechtelijk kind, bastaard, mormel, voorvijl, onecht kind, onwettig kind, straathond, rotding, bastaardvijl, hoerenjong, ondermaats, smeerlapDutch
  • bastard, løsunge, lausunge, drittsekkNorwegian
  • yátashkiʼNavajo, Navaho
  • bękart, skurwysyn, sukinsyn, skurwielPolish
  • mestiço, filho da puta, bastardo, sacana, filho da mãe, bosta!, merda!Portuguese
  • bastard, haimana, hibrid, bastarzi, hibrizi, bastarde, corcituri, haimanaleRomanian
  • гад, ублюдок, незаконнорожденный, внебрачный ребёнок, козёл, сука, бастард, незаконный ребёнок, мудак, сукин сын, байстрюк, выблядок, сволочь, метис, нечистокровныйRussian
  • mješanac, копиле, gnjida, kopile, gad, probisvijet, gadura, битанга, bitangaSerbo-Croatian
  • kopile, kopilAlbanian
  • bastard, skitstövel, sate, jävel, oäkting, skit, horungeSwedish
  • piç, melez, piçlerTurkish
  • baståd, bastådeWalloon

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